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The conclusion of the matter

The conclusion of the matter

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

May 22, 2017

  I will start by stating that it is in my very nature to rejoice and be glad. I need not elaborate the cause for these sentiments other than to simply say that life is, in itself, very good.   However, it is apparent to me, and those closest to me, that my continued bliss has been pitif...

The New World Order

The New World Order

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

April 24, 2017

(We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming)   When in the course of human events it becomes apparent that we the people have so digressed from the individual investigation of truth to instead rely solely on the information presented to us by the established education and media out...

Novus Ordo Seclorum Pt. 1

Novus Ordo Seclorum Pt. 1

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

March 21, 2017

(We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming)   When in the course of human events it becomes apparent that we, the people, have so digressed from the individual investigation of truth to instead rely solely on the information presented us by the established education and media outlet...

Split Review

Split Review

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

February 24, 2017

Ever since the days of Alfred Hitchcock, Psychological Thrillers have been a big part of the movie world. Films like Seven and The Shining have been successful at putting moviegoers on the edge of their seats (or behind the protection of a blanket) for a long time, and M. Knight Shyamalan’s film Split continue...

The language of life

The language of life

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

February 6, 2017

Listen… can you hear that? The music? It’s playing all around us: the strings of events taking place; the drums of heartbeats as they keep the rhythm of life; the bass lines behind what is underlying our existence; the vocals shouting notes of emotion for the entire world to hear?   Ca...

Love and Hate: strong words indeed

Love and Hate: strong words indeed

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

December 5, 2016

Hate: an intense disliking, distaste for, or animosity; detestation. Love: a.) An intense affection for another person based on familial or personal ties; b.) An intense attraction to another person based largely on sexual desire; c.) God’s benevolence and mercy towards man and man’s dev...

America: the triumph of triviality

America: the triumph of triviality

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

November 8, 2016

Let me start by saying this: a lot of American teenagers are smart intellectuals. They have gotten good grades up until their senior years of High School, and plan on going to a good college in order to receive their degree(s). But despite all of their knowledge, they are a people that have fallen v...

Ames High Recording Studio

Ames High Recording Studio

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

October 17, 2016

If you attend Ames High School, chances are, you’ve heard off the notorious coffeehouse sessions held in the auditorium. With it’s growing popularity, and massive turnouts, coffeehouse has successfully morphed into one of Ames High’s most popular in-school activities. But there is something similar ...

A Fine Line

A Fine Line

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

September 23, 2016

Over a month has passed since its release, and time has told that the supposed “blockbuster of the summer”, otherwise known as Suicide Squad, has successfully found the line between pure likability and utter entertainment catastrophe. With plot holes, lack of character development, and a stressed ...

Ratchet and Clank movie

Ratchet and Clank movie

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

May 11, 2016

Everybody bolt up; or maybe just sit back and watch, because the new Ratchet and Clank movie, whilst charming and fun, is looks and not much more. The “movie based on the game” reinvents the popular game from 2002 in a stylish way but ultimately fails to recapture the humor, weaponry, and adventure tha...